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Raumati shoreline wall strengthened

Published: Fri 26 Apr 2019 03:18 PM
The Council is starting work to strengthen part of a Raumati beachfront wall to protect a local sewer main.
The wall will better protect the local community from the risk of coastal erosion impacting the sewer.
“Back in mid-2016, we built a temporary block wall along the Wharemauku Road beachfront, after the original wall was damaged during a bad storm,” says Sean Mallon, Group Manager Infrastructure Services Kāpiti Coast District Council.
“Over the next few months we’ll be reinforcing and strengthening the wall so it’s more resilient and will provide better protection from the elements for a good few years.”
Mr Mallon says the wall will provide stronger protection for the medium term and will eventually need to be re-assessed in future years.
“This strengthening work is what we need to do right now to ensure our infrastructure is doing what it should and to protect our community.
“Like many other councils around the country in similar coastal locations we have challenges ahead to continue to respond to these types of issues.
“We’ll be considering longer-term solutions for the Wharemauku wall as part of our work with Greater Wellington and others.”
He said disruption for traffic or residents would be minimal and beach access will not be affected.

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